Operations & algebraic thinking games + a free hands-on math word problem solving game

I’ve been working hard over the past six weeks, and the Operations and Algebraic Thinking math partner game sets are now complete! These games are designed for (not retro-fitted to) Common Core standards in grades 1-5.

I’m very excited about the games because they’re not just rote practice, matching, and sorting–they all incorporate higher-level thinking and critical thinking skills, as well as hands-on activities through which kids actively construct knowledge. No worksheets! The game instructions have options for open-ended game play as well as challenge activities to extend game play and/or differentiate it, along with Math Talk questions/prompts to encourage students to analyze strategies and reflect orally or in writing about what they’re learning.

The slideshow below shows all the math partner games I’ve completed so far. They’re $1 each and sold as a bundle so you have everything you need for the CCSS domain. Click any one of game sets to learn more:

1st Grade Number and Operations in Base Ten

$14.00

2nd Grade Number and Operations in Base Ten

$14.00

3rd Grade Number and Operations in Base Ten

$12.00

4th Grade Number and Operations in Base Ten

$14.00

5th Grade Number and Operations in Base Ten

$15.00

FREE Place Value Cards for sorting, matching, and other ba FREE Place Value Cards for sorting, matching, and other base ten activities

Free

1st Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking

$11.00

2nd Grade Operations & Algebraic Thinking

$11.00

3rd Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking

$11.00

4th Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking

$7.00

5th Grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking

$6.00

Free operations and algebraic thinking word problem solving game

Free

1st Grade Geometry

$8.00

2nd Grade Geometry

$8.00

3rd Grade Geometry

$7.00

4th Grade Geometry

$8.00

5th Grade Geometry

$7.00

Free 2D shapes geometry cards

Free

3rd Grade Fractions

$10.00

4th Grade Fractions and Decimals

$12.00

5th Grade Fractions

$12.00

Free Fraction Cards

Free

 

I know that many of you don’t have the budget to purchase (yet another) item for your classroom, so I’m making one of the most important activities from the Operations and Algebraic Thinking games available for free: word problem solving. Here’s how it works: you print the game cards and number cards for the range of abilities in your classroom–I’ve explained which pages are for each grade level in the download so it’s easy to provide differentiated practice. Students can then use the number cards and game boards to create and solve math word problems in whole or small group activities, or in your math centers or workstations. 5th grade teachers, the CCSS don’t specifically mention having students solve operations and algebraic thinking word problems, but of course it’s an important skill, and the product would be very useful for your students, as well. Click the image below to download:

Operations and algebraic thinking freebie word problem games

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Thank you, as always, for your support! Enjoy!

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Angela Watson was a classroom teacher for 11 years and has turned her passion for helping other teachers into a career as an educational consultant based in Brooklyn, NY. As founder of Due Season Press and Educational Services, she has published 3 books, launched a blog and webinar series, designs curriculum resources, and conducts seminars in schools around the world. Subscribe via email for blog updates, exclusive tips & tricks, activities, printables, and more.

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1 Shibahn July 3, 2013 at 12:23 am

Thanks so much for the great freebie! I hope you meet your goal. :)

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2 Rosiland Armstead July 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I have a 5th grader and would love more tools to help him with math.

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3 Angela Watson July 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm
4 Rosiland Armstead July 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Thanks for any pointers

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